Our commitment to the fundamental principles of diversity and inclusion serves as a guide for our personal and collective behavior. Join us in our mission to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone in campus community.
We have conversations every day! Then, why is it so difficult to have conversations about diversity and inclusion? These conversations are not easy because they may challenge, among other things, our ideals, values, and backgrounds. This program is designed to assist you in having these conversations by: (1) sharing some communication techniques and best practices to have effective diversity and inclusion conversations; (2) providing ideas on how to deal with stereotypes during these conversations; (3) sharing some tips for handling your emotions during these conversations; and, providing a safe environment to practice having these conversations.
Developing cultural competence means that we move toward a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to explore: personal values and experiences, how these personal experiences impact behavior and relationships with others, and the ways in which University policies and practices contribute to creating an inclusive and positive work environment. Continental Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.
Learn the far-reaching implications of what gender equity at UMass Lowell means for you: equal access to all programs and scholarships; prevention of sexual violence including domestic violence; reporting responsibilities of employees who believe sexual assault or harassment may have occurred; resources and options available for possible victims; the definition of consent to sexual activity; the differences between a police investigation, Title IX investigation, and a student conduct hearing; the role of the Title IX Coordinator; and more.
Active Bystanders play a key role in valuing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace. As an Active Bystander, you can make the difference by speaking up, making room for silenced voices and minimizing difficult situations. This program will provide you with the skills to empower you to take this challenging but important role.
The differences among the generations can be one of the greatest challenges facing all of us in the workplace. We will discuss ways of working collaboratively with different generations within a respectful workplace.